Wow, I really have been busy, and this has suffered. I can tell you, finisheing one job and preparing for another keeps one busy, and not much time for knitting. I have so much to share, but I won’t overwhelm you with all of it today. But here is a preview of what is to come:

  1. Isaac was sick
  2. The harlot in St. Louis
  3. My grandparents come to St. Louis to visit
  4. Maryland Sheep and Wool
  5. Conference in DC – I won’t bore you with the details
  6. Trip to NYC to find and apartment
  7. Isaac is better, but Sam is even sicker

I think I will give you the Sam and Isaac story first. When I started my residency, decided that I needed a companion. I really thought I wanted a dog, but when one works over a 100 hours some weeks and spends every fourth night in the hospital, a dog is not the best solution. So one of the nurses in the clinic found a kitten in her yard, and I decided to give him a home. Enter Sampson — better known as Sam.


That was in August.
Sam was spunky and lovable and I can’t imagine life without him. But he as lonely, and needed a brother, so in April a friend of mine had a litter of kittens and I chose the last one to come home with me. Enter Isaac.
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(I know, I have biblical cat names)

They have become great friends over the last 7 years. They fight, and play — they are great cats. A month ago Isaac started peeing outside of the box. So I took them to the vet, and he had feline urinary tract disease and crystals. So I had to give him antibiotics- which was not fun- and give him some special food. And Friday I took him back and he is all better.

When I returned home on Sunday from my trip to DC and NYC, I noticed that Sam wasn’t acting right. And he felt really boney. So I called the vet to see if I could bring him in on Friday along with Isaac. Isaac was all better and is now on special food. When I took Sam out of the carrier, she was worried about him right away. She said he looked like he hadn’t been grooming himself, he was dehydrated and had lost almost 2 pounds in 1 month. He also had a heart murmur. So I had to leave him there, have them run some tests to figure out what was wrong. They think he may have a cadiomyopathy, and they know that he has kidney failure. So he is in the hospital getting fluid through an IV and waiting to get his heart checked out on Monady.

I miss him. And so does Isaac. He is walking around the house crying wondering where Sam is. And he is still peeing outside of the box. So I will have to figure that out. I am going to go visit Sam this afternoon. I don’t know when he will be able to come home. But hopefully soon.

I promise some knitting update soon.

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4 Responses to

  1. Sending many good thoughts, wishes and prayers your way for Sam. I do hope everything goes well on Monday : )

  2. Ashley says:

    Hope you got to see sam today. and that he’s doing better.
    A

  3. Heather says:

    I’m sorry to hear that…hope your cat is better soon.

  4. Erin says:

    Oh no! I’m sending good thoughts to you and Sam!! It was great to see you while you were in DC! I hope that your house hunting went well in NYC :)

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